Santa Cruz
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Santa Cruz, CA

A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
February, the last month of the winter, in Santa Cruz, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 62.2°F (16.8°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°C).

Temperature

In Santa Cruz, the average high-temperature in February is relatively the same as in January - an enjoyable 62.2°F (16.8°C). In February, in Santa Cruz, the average low-temperature is 42.6°F (5.9°C).

Rainfall

In February, the rain falls for 10.9 days. Throughout February, 6.2" (158.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Santa Cruz, during the entire year, the rain falls for 66.2 days and collects up to 31.5" (801mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Santa Cruz, the average seawater temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C). Swimming in 54.1°F (12.3°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 10.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in February is 7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Santa Cruz is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
In February, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in February in Santa Cruz?

The average high-temperature, in February, is 62.2°F (16.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 42.6°F (5.9°C).

How much does it rain in Santa Cruz in February?

In February, in Santa Cruz, California, the rain falls for 10.9 days. Throughout February, 6.2" (158.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How cold is the water in February in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, in February, the average water temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C). Swimming in 54.1°F (12.3°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the average length of the day in February in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, California, the average length of the day in February is 10.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Cruz have in February?

In February, the average sunshine in Santa Cruz is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Santa Cruz?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Santa Cruz is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average high temperature in February: 62.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (74.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 42.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (53.9°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (40.8°F).

Average rainfall in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall in February: 6.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (6.4").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0").

Average rainfall days in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall days in February: 10.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (10.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average sea temperature in February: 54°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (58.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (53.9°F).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average daylight in February: 10.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in February - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average UV index in February: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).